- 4-season color
- Good for containers
Florida Sunshine Anise Shrub, Illicium parviflorum ‘Florida Sunshine’, is a broadleaf evergreen. Plant one as an accent on the north side of your home or use several for a vibrant hedge/screen along your property line.
Your Florida Sunshine Anise is just as the name implies—a ray of bright sunshine for your yard! It’s an evergreen shrub that not only delivers superb 4-season color, but does so while also providing sumptuous fragrance.
The elliptic, bright green leaves are 2 to 6-inches long. They have an eye-catching glossy appearance that accents their gold-toned finish throughout the spring/summer months. As autumn approaches, the leaves transition to a brilliant yellow that’s impossible to miss in any setting.
Foliage on the Florida Sunshine Anise Shrub fades to a more sedate, understated beauty for winter, the creamy tones of the leaves contrasting with the reddish-cast of the stems. Best of all, when crushed the foliage emits a delightful anise-like fragrance.
As an added bonus on the Florida Sunshine Anise Shrub, ½-inch, yellow-tinted white blossoms appear in spring, bobbing their delicate little heads on dangling stems. Deer won’t bother your Florida Sunshine Anise, but the birds will appreciate the tiny, star-shaped seed pods that develop after the flowers.
Florida Sunshine Anise Shrubs have an upright, rounded nature. It has no significant disease issues and insects tend to leave it alone. It even naturalizes well.
Your Florida Sunshine Anise Shrub doesn’t require pruning, but you can shape it if you like, or even guide it into a tree form if you prefer. It’s even long-lived, so under ideal conditions you can expect it to be enjoying it for 50 years or more.
Evergreens are always a delight for their 4-season color, even in cold climates. However, few can compare to the eye-catching brilliance of Florida Sunshine Anise, with its shimmering golds and yellows, and delicious licorice scent.
Once you experience the sumptuous beauty of one Florida Sunshine Anise, you’re sure to want a few more for your home’s landscape.